Alpine Valley Ski Resort is a small Wisconsin ski area that can be found in the southeastern part of the state. Thanks to its location, this resort is popular with Milwaukee natives and residents of the Chicago area. While not a large resort, Alpine Valley Ski Area Wisconsin provides twenty fun trails that cater to all levels of skiers. On the whole, the skiing is easy, but that's just fine by most visitors. It's nice to get out and make some turns at the Alpine Valley Resort regardless of your skill level, and if you're lucky, your visit will coincide with a recent snowfall of significant proportions.
The Alpine Valley Ski Resort averages about seven feet of snowfall on an annual basis. This is usually enough to keep the trails covered. When needed, the resort churns out manmade snow to help cover the slopes. The top elevation at the Alpine Valley Ski Area Wisconsin is 1,260 feet and the base elevation is 1,020 feet. The vertical drop is 388 feet with the longest run at 3,000 feet. You can make a bunch of turns on the longest run, and when you get to the bottom, you can break for some food and drinks at the main lodge. A sundeck at the lodge offers excellent views of the slopes, as do the indoor tables that are set by the lodge's picture windows. Also found at the base of the slopes is the Alpine Valley Resort Hotel.
Unless you're staying at one of the Milwaukee hotels, one of the Chicago hotels, or one of the other hotels that is even closer to the resort, the slopeside Alpine Valley Resort Hotel can be an excellent base. The rooms and suites at the Alpine Valley Resort Hotel aren't luxurious, though they feature some welcoming amenities. These amenities include satellite TV, coffee makers, and alarm clocks. Outside of the guest units, the hotel features an indoor pool, an indoor hot tub, a collection of dining rooms, and a cocktail lounge.
When planning a visit to the Alpine Valley Ski Area Wisconsin, you might look to take advantage of the special winter ski and lodging packages. In the summer, the packages that are available include accommodations and tee times for the resort's 27-hole golf course. Whether you visit the Alpine Valley Ski Resort in the winter or the summer, you can expect to have a good time. This is a relatively laid-back resort where it's mostly about the skiing, the snowboarding, and the golf. If this sounds good to you, then an Alpine Valley Ski Area Wisconsin visit might just be in order.
As for another Wisconsin ski resort that you might also keep in mind when visiting the southern part of the state, Devil's Head deserves a look. This resort can be found north of Madison in the Baraboo area and is an excellent year-round destination. Other Wisconsin skiing destinations that might also pique your interest are Cascade Mountain, Granite Peak, and Christie Mountain, to name a few. Cascade Mountain is in the southern part of the state and can be found near Devil's Head, while both Granite Peak and Christie Mountain are found in the northern part of the state.